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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Snacking Savvy for the Busy Mom

What is it about snacks that we like? They can be salty or sweet or both but we are drawn to them and that includes moms. When you are on the run or working on your computer, reach for a healthy snack every time and enjoy it.

1. Bite size fruit and veggies – If it is easy to hold in one hand, it will work for the mom on the go. Slice up carrots, celery, cucumbers, bananas, strawberries, apples and pineapples. These are just a few suggestions. Any fruit or veggie that you like but is easy to handle would make a good choice. Place them in a sectioned container so you can carry along dip.

2. Granola bites – They sell something similar in the store, but why pay for what you can create on your own? Create your own granola bars and cut them up into bite size pieces. They will keep in an airtight container for a week (if they last that long). Vary the ingredients to meet everyone’s taste.

3. What kinds of healthy snacks are made for kids? They are easy to grip by tiny hands so they would also work for moms with a shortage of time and free hands. Try yogurt in a tube, cheese sticks, sandwich crackers with lunch meat and nuts.
Make your own yogurt tubes

4. Turkey wraps – Including a bit of protein in each snack will help with controlling hunger. Wrap a slice of turkey or ham around a cheese stick or other combination. Be sure to keep it cool if you are on the run during snack time.

5. Smoothies – Want to get your daily fruit in a tasty shake? Mix a few ice cubes with fresh or frozen fruit and some fat free frozen yogurt. Place a scoop or two of frozen yogurt and fruit in a container and freeze. Whenever you are ready for a smoothie, pull out a container and mix with ice cubes in the blender.


More Snack Ideas

Kids Healthy Snacks
List of snacks- print off and add to your fridge for a quick reference
Preschool snacks
Snacks with 6 or less ingredients
More Snack recipes and ideas blog posts


Easy Kids Snacks kindle or paperback




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